Types of Peritoneal Dialysis:
This method of PD uses gravity to drain and take the dialysis solution through your catheter to the peritoneal cavity. With this method, the patient makes exchanges (drain, fill, dwell) usually four times a day. During the dwell period, you are free to follow your regular routines until it is time for the next exchange.
APD is done at night with a HomeChoice cycler that carries out the exchanges automatically while the patient sleeps. Most people leave fluid in the peritoneal cavity and they make an extra exchange during the day. During the day, you are completely free to participate in routine activities.